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#1 DH1 ONLINE  

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Posted October 11, 2015 - 03:31 PM

Picked up a snowblower for my MF16 yesterday and I got a couple questions.

 

1 - Does anybody have a manual for it, there is nothing in the manuals section that I can find.

 

2 - I'm missing the lift bars the raise and lower the unit, looking for info on them.

 

edit  I found a manual over on the other site, still need info on the 2 lift bars.


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 07:28 AM

I have the MF 520 snow thrower and beleive I am missing the same parts

I have attached a picture with missing parts circled

If some one can supply a couple of pictures of the missing parts with a ruler in the pitures I can make the parts and supply a detailed drawing of the parts

Ant help is greatfully appreciated

 

Thank you

 

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Posted October 12, 2015 - 08:18 AM

There are all the dimensions on the other site.  Can I mention it to help you?  It's about 3/5 years ago.  One of your fellow Canucks helped me.


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 08:20 AM

That bell crank #94 I have but looks like it might be modified. ???

The parts I'm missing are #92 and #79

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Posted October 12, 2015 - 11:16 AM

It might have a 3rd arm for a Johnny lift?  The person that helped me had it so I added it and the 3rd one hindered the operation.  We both had to cut it off.

 

I found one of the posts with measurements.  There are 2 or 3 that should cover your needs.

 

http://www.mytractor...asurements.html


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 01:00 PM

Thanks pianotuner, just what i need

Will be making the parts next weekend now

 

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Posted October 12, 2015 - 01:12 PM

Thanks also, the bars that I'm missing are in there also and looks like my bell crank is OK.

Can you mount the mower deck with the bell crank installed?



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Posted October 12, 2015 - 05:00 PM

Spent some time on it today, cleaning all the mud out of it and freeing up the moving parts. Now it turns free and easy, the drive chain is a little stiff and the 2 drive belts could use replacing. The shoot had 2 cracks in it that I welded up and started making the 3 lift bars that were missing, making the 1/2" slot is not so easy. But looks like my $150, investment in this will not goto waste.

I got 1 more grass cutting to do then the tractor is free for the snowblower to get mounted.


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Posted October 13, 2015 - 11:52 AM

I think the belcrank is used for both.  Use motorcycle chain oil for the chain.  Its penetrates to the inside of the chain.

Yes, you got a good deal!  The snowplow is all that $150 will buy on the market!


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Posted December 27, 2015 - 06:20 PM

 Spent some time on this today, finished up the 3 bars I needed for the lift, got it mounted and working. :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  

Still needs some tweaking, new belts and the shoot rotator made but closer to being usable. 

It sure goes up and down fast.


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Posted February 06, 2016 - 07:14 PM

Spent all day working on this thing and it's finished.

 - Changed the 2 drive belts and broke 5 bolts off, had to drill them out and retapp the threads to get it back together.

 - Found the double pulley set that has 2 bearings in it stiff and noisy. Drilled and tapped threads in it for a grease fitting, now it's much smoother and quiet. Amazing what a bit of grease will do.

 - Made the double lift bars longer, welded up the hole that the pin goes in where it attaches to the blower and redrilled 1/4" longer. Now goes up more but still not all the way, enough to easily drive around with it up and not rub the ground.

 - Lowered the skid shoes to push the blower up, broke off 4 of the 6 bolts, replaced.

 - Made the shoot rotator and support rod, out of what I had lying around.

 

Pictures tomorrow.


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Posted February 07, 2016 - 11:16 AM

Thou shalt always use PB Blaster in the future!

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Thou shalt always supplement PB Blaster with thy torch!

 

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Posted February 07, 2016 - 03:54 PM

Today is a sick day, picked up a cold or ??? 

Went to bed a 8:30 last night, got up at 3 in the afternoon.


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Posted February 08, 2016 - 08:02 AM

Thou shalt always use PB Blaster in the future!

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Thou shalt always supplement PB Blaster with thy torch!

 

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I use Acetone & ATF!



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Posted February 08, 2016 - 02:01 PM

Pictures ready and waiting.

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